This is an Editorial Article and Special Report
by Jim Lantern
LANTERN TIMEGLASS JOURNAL
Wednesday morning, 1 March 2017
I watched President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress last night, Tuesday 28 February 2017.
With that speech, Donald Trump BECAME President. Without doubt, it is the best speech he has ever given – on a scale of 1 to 10 it is a 10.
The behavior of most of the Democrats there was despicable. So stubborn they would not clap or stand even when Trump said something they should agree with and want. So Trump will give them some of what they want. Will they be grateful? No. They will oppose him even when it is in their best interest to support him. Spoiled brats and sore losers – they don’t even understand why they lost – stuck on stupid. I no longer have respect for any of them. Over the years most of my friends, coworkers, and employers have been Democrats – but they were old school or traditional Democrats – and they treated me right. Unlike the Republican family in the oil business I was born into, being the kind of people at the other extreme – far right, as bad as today’s far left. So I became a Centrist, Independent voter, similar to Libertarians. I voted for Johnson, even though he had no chance of winning. Trump didn’t convince me during the campaign and I never would have voted for Clinton. Each day Trump has been on the job, he has gained more of my respect, and now after the speech last night I give him total respect.
Although I’m not a fan of CNN, it has posted the complete speech. Here is the link…
…I was going to comment on each subject Trump presented. However, I believe it is enough here to simply state that I agree with him on everything he said. Even so, I must remark on the most dramatic event during the speech…
- The challenges we face as a Nation are great. But our people are even greater.
- And none are greater or braver than those who fight for America in uniform.
- We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a U.S. Navy Special Operator, Senior Chief William “Ryan” Owens. Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero — battling against terrorism and securing our Nation.
- I just spoke to General Mattis, who reconfirmed that, and I quote, “Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies.” Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity. For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom — we will never forget him.
…With the reaction of Carryn Owens, Trump’s further remarks about it off script, the record-breaking long standing ovation and clapping, there was not a dry eye in the place.
Also excerpted from his speech, something that of course got my attention…
- …while we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms.
- Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice — in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present.
- That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart.
Help Light The Way!
Further, President Trump said…
- A new chapter of American Greatness is now beginning.
- A new national pride is sweeping across our Nation.
- And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp.
- What we are witnessing today is the Renewal of the American Spirit.
- Imagine the wonders our country could know in America’s 250th year.
- Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people.
- Cures to illnesses that have always plagued us are not too much to hope.
- American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream.
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